Francesca Woodman - Heatwave London Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | Phillips
  • Description

    Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

  • Provenance

    Victoria Miro, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Chris Townsend, Francesca Woodman, London, 2006, p.133 (another example illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Francesca Woodman

    American • 1958 - 1981

    During her brief 22 years, Francesca Woodman created an extraordinary body of work, exploring gender, selfhood and the body in relation to its surroundings. Woodman often experimented with a slow shutter speed, which slightly blurred and distorted her body as it moved throughout the exposure, creating a haunting, almost ghost-like effect. Her ethereal presence draws our attention to traditional depictions of the body, forms of portraiture and self-portraiture, illuminating the desire for self-preservation against the passing of time. 

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Horizontale, Providence, Rhode Island

signed and numbered by George and Betty Woodman (representing the estate), numbered '6/40' and stamped 'PE/FW' on the reverse
gelatin silver print
window mount 12.8 x 12.2 cm (5 x 4 3/4 in.)
image 13.1 x 12.3 cm (5 1/8 x 4 7/8 in.)
sheet 25 x 21.1 cm (9 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Executed in 1976, printed later, this work is number 6 from an edition of 40.

£2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for £3,500

Contact Specialist

Charlotte Gibbs

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Online Auction 22 - 30 July 2020